In July 2008, Eunice Farnsworth Chapter, Skowhegan, Maine
and Ruth Heald Cragin Chapter, North Anson, Maine merged together to become . .
"Eunice Farnsworth - Ruth Heald Cragin Chapter"
two chapters with smaller membership
chose to unite as one, preserving the work and rich heritage of both.
We unite as one, strong and vibrant, harmonizing wonderful traditions and additions,
serving the three main goals of our organization:
Historic Preservation, Promotion of Education and Patriotic Endeavor.
The Skowhegan Chapter received its name, Eunice Farnsworth,
because she, as the wife of Joseph Weston,
the first white woman to settle in
1772, Joseph Weston and his family
made a home on the west bank of the
about two and one-half miles below what is now Skowhegan village.
years later, in the fall of 1775,
Joseph Weston's services were enlisted
He went as far as the
was compelled to return home, and soon died.
|Louise Helen Coburn||Eda Kezia Smith|
|Mary Blanche Bixby||Josephine Withington|
|Helen Sophia (Miller) Coburn||Lillian Clayton Smith|
|Sarah Abby Hanson||Alma B. C. Walton|
|Mary Steward Heath||Ethel Steward Walton|
|Lois Weston Patten||Gertrude Sophia Weston|
|Grace Coburn Smith|
for the daughter of Major Ephraim Heald, a Soldier of the Revolution.
upon at the alarm of April 19th, Ephraim Heald
The first settler at
the first white man to come as far as
and Sarah (Conant) Heald's
Ruth Heald married John, son of Deacon John Cragin at
John Cragin entered the militia at an early age and was Sergeant, Lieutenant,
and in the War of 1812, a Captain.
Evie H. Gray Robinson, granddaughter of Ruth Heald Cragin,
organized the Ruth Heald Cragin Chapter on February 22, 1902.
The Charter Members were:
|Evie Robinson||Maud Emery|
|Helen Stevens||Alice Simmons|
|Ellen Gray||Sara Parlin|
|Jennie Green||Caroline Caswell|
|Almeda Cutts||Helen Hilton|
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